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Dryer works fine but we have no heat.Have check the gas line all is good. see no flame.?

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  • sonyandtom Jul 16, 2010

    Kenmore dryer model #11078712895 has no heat have checked the gas from the house have checked house breakers.All is good.Dryer starts and stops fine with the new timer we installed but still no heat.Is the thermal fuse i see in the diagram part of the heating. Or should i look 2 the ignitor or gas valve?

  • sonyandtom Jul 16, 2010

    Thanks for the help this gives me some areas 2 check

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Most dryers use a ignitor and when heat is called for you can see a glow form it next to the where the flame would be / if no glow no heat .. other causes are hi limit thermo on top of the heater . if you find this bad you need to ck the air flow of system as you may have a pluged vent .. most need cleaning anyway . other device is a one time saftey and if its bad there is a fault in air flow like the fan or pluged vent .now if the glow fromthe ignitor is working and when it goes out the flame does not light then the coils on the valve have failed .. hope some of these helped mm

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If gas fired check the spark ignitor. If no click is heard upon starting the ignitor is at fault. If electric the relay may have gone bad for the timer

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  • sonyandtom Jul 15, 2010

    The timer unit stopped working at the same time the heat stopped.So we replaced the timer assemble now the timmer works and shuts off the dryer but no heat. You said listen for a clicking noise if not it may be the ignitor?

  • sonyandtom Jul 16, 2010

    On the dryer it has gas from the wall. Tried to lite with a match seems there is no gas to fire. Would the ignitor control the gas valve or is the gas valve a stand alone unit.Like I said earlier the timer is new. is there a thermal fuse that runs the gas Valve?

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